Carly Giles began her educational career at the University of Lethbridge in 2013, hoping to pursue a social studies teaching profession. However, through health science electives and courses such as Liberal Education and Women and History, Giles fell in love with issues relating to health care laws, access and equity and switched majors to Public Health, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Health Sciences in 2018.
In 2017, Giles began studying the under-profiled issue of male-centered online anti-abortion content, which she presented at the 2018 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Regina. Giles started law school at the University of Alberta in fall 2019, hoping to focus on health care law and ways to increase crucial health care access and equity for all Albertans.
The three papers in this report chart the history of reproductive justice and health in Canada and Alberta, survey emerging trends, and explore the myriad ways in which reproductive health services and reproductive justice are under threat.